Basics Series. Soteriology, part 23.

Col 1:19-22; Eph 2:8-9; 2Co 5:18-21; 1Tim 2:3-6; Phi 3:9; Rom 4:5; Rom 3:21-28; Rom 5:20-21.

BAS-36-130108 - length: 60:59 - taught on Jan, 8 2013

Class Outline:

John Farley


January 8, 2013

The Doctrine of Soteriology

The blood of Christ - His substitutionary spiritual death on the cross - provided redemption, expiation, propitiation, and reconciliation for every man.

Redemption Price
Expiation Cancelled
Propitiation Satisfied
Reconciliation Peace
Justification Righteousness

Three of them have to do with negatives that stood in the way of mankind having any relationship with God whatsoever.

The other three have to do with positives that the believer is fitted with in order to live forever with God in the destiny that God has for him.

Four doctrines describe reconciliation for the entire human race:
the unlimited atonement, redemption,
and propitiation.

ACT 16:31
They said, " Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, [and that goes for] you and your household."

Three doctrines tell us what is accomplished for believers only in reconciliation:
Imputation of divine righteousness plus justification,
and the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

These three grace gifts in reconciliation - perfect righteousness, eternal life, and union with Christ - form the basis of the eternal security of the believer.

Barrier Removed By:
Sin Redemption
Penalty of Sin Expiation
Character of God Propitiation
Relative Righteousness Imputation and Justification
Physical Birth Regeneration
Position in Adam Position in Christ


Negative Negative removed Positive Given
Sins Paid -Redemption Perfect Righteousness
Penalty of spiritual death Canceled - Expiation Eternal Life
total condemnation in Adam Removed by perfect sacrifice - Propitiation Position in Christ = total blessing

Peace is a synonym for reconciliation.

The spiritual death of Christ changed man’s former state of war into one of complete peace with a holy and just God.



4. The problem of relative righteousness is solved at the moment of faith in Christ by Imputation and Justification.

At the moment of faith in Christ, the perfect righteousness of God is credited to our account.